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Special Places to Aborigines.

If you are interested in discovering more about the oldest living civilization of the world, there are a number of places you can visit throughout Australia that will help to enrich your overall experience of the civilization. You can discover the Aboriginal Australia through music, dance, myths and art. You can also simply head to the outback and listen to Dreamtime myths that will help your mind to recreate the bygone centuries. You can also bushwalk or snorkel and learn to catch fish the traditional ways.

There is no dearth of all the things that you can do and learn with the Aboriginals in Australia. Let us look into some of the places that you can visit, to help you learn more about the culture of the Aborigines.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory is of a huge spiritual significance to the Australian Aborigines. According to the myths of the Anangu Aboriginal people, the sprits of their ancestors created the Uluru, which lies in Australia’s Red Centre. Another site very near to this location is Kata Tjuta – the steep and rounded domes that are over 3,500 hectares.

The Daintree in Queensland is a location that is more than 135 million years old. The Daintree Rainforest here is the oldest of its kind in the world. Here you will be able to learn about bush ticker and also fish for barramundi. Discover fresh water crocodiles and look for tropical birds that you not find anywhere else in the world.

Kimberley in Western Australia is one of the largest wilderness areas in the world. You can experience the Aboriginal culture here with the Wandjina figures painted in caves and the mysterious Gwion Gwion paintings. You will also get to know about the legend of the orange and black beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles here.

Gippsland in Victoria will help you to discover the Aboriginal history along the rugged coastline of Gippsland. This sacred land is now known as the as Wilsons Promontory National Park. You can trace the Aboriginal trading routes here, which are up to 18,000 years old. You can also watch local aboriginal people make baskets, shield, spears and canoes in the traditional manner.

Coorong in South Australia is a great place to explore the lagoons and waterways of Australia. You can ask for a Ngarrindjeri guide who will inform you about the traditional medicines and the other aspects of the incredible local life. You can sit around a campfire and relish the local damper or breads fresh out of the campfire, while you listen to the stories about the Aboriginal life.

In New South Wales, you can enjoy the cultural tours of Sidney and learn a lot about the original inhabitants of Sydney, through a walking tour or harbor cruise. You can learn about the meaning and significance behind a number of aboriginal names, while you can visit the rock-carvings and some of the old aboriginal settlements. You can also get a personal “taste” of the Aboriginal life, by sampling their bush foods.

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